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Diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

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We are pleased to announce that BMC Rheumatology has been accepted for indexing in Clarivate's Emerging Sources Citation Index™ (ESCI). Journal content is available to view in Web of Science's indexing database. A list of all sources where BMC Rheumatology is indexed can be found here, which includes PubMed Central and Scopus.

Editor's article highlights

The Your Rheum story: involvement of young people in rheumatology research

**patient perspectives

The impact of consecutive COVID-19 lockdowns in England on mental wellbeing in people with inflammatory arthritis

Malignancy in ankylosing spondylitis: a cross-sectional analysis of a large population database


  1. Authors: Ayouba Tinni Ismael, Kabore Fulgence, Bayala Yannick Laurent Tchenadoyo, Yameogo Wendyam Nadège, Zabsonre/Tiendrebeogo Wendlassida Stéphanie Joelle, Ouedraogo Aboubakar, Zongo Yamyelle Enselme, Traore Awa, Bonkoungou Marcellin and Ouedraogo Dieu-Donné

  2. Authors: Alexis Ogdie, Joseph F. Merola, Philip J. Mease, Christopher T. Ritchlin, Jose U. Scher, Kimberly Parnell Lafferty, Daphne Chan, Soumya D. Chakravarty, Wayne Langholff, Yanli Wang, Olivia Choi, Yevgeniy Krol and Alice B. Gottlieb

Aims and scope

BMC Rheumatology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers pre-clinical, translational and clinical articles on all aspects of the prevention, treatment and management of rheumatological diseases, related systemic and inflammatory conditions and associated comorbidities, as well as epidemiology, education, pathophysiology, genetics, and drug development.   

BMC supports:

The UN Sustainable Development Goals

Assisting policy-makers, governments and humanitarian organizations in making research-backed decisions to advance the international well-being agenda.

Supporting equity in academic publishing

For authors based in low- and middle-income countries who might face challenges in publishing their work. Follow us for guidance on submitting your research to us.

We are recruiting new Editorial Board Members

We are recruiting new Editorial Board Members to join our international community of experts, helping to provide expertise on a wide range of subjects within the area of rheumatology.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.2 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.9 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.891 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.703 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    24 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    247 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    294 Altmetric mentions 

Peer-review Terminology

  • The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

    Identity transparency: Single anonymized

    Reviewer interacts with: Editor

    Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

    More information is available here

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